Let the memory of Vicky be with us forever.
  • 84 years old
  • Born on August 11, 1934 in Denver, Colorado, United States.
  • Passed away on December 10, 2018 in Palm Springs, California, United States.

Winona Vicilyn Hansen (Vicky), of Palm Springs, CA, passed to her glory home on the evening of December 10, 2018 at the age of 84.

Born August 11, 1934 in Denver, Colorado, she was the youngest of four girls born to Victor H. and Alma Lorena Fair. Two sisters, Alice Nadene Petrie and Carolee Joy Ewing, preceded her in death. Her surviving sister is Lou- Nell (June) Melendy of Madill, Oklahoma.
Vicky graduated from East High in Denver, Co., and married Robert (Bob) Hansen in 1952. She was baptized at East Side Christian Church and was active in Christian Endeavor, City Wide Hymn Sings, many service projects, taught Sunday School, and served as Mailing Secretary for Brazil Christian Mission.
She worked a short time at Wonder Bread Co in Denver, but her passion was for child care which became a lifetime endeavor. She and her husband Bob provided loving foster care in their home for over 100 special needs children through the years.
Vicky had a love for books from an early age. After moving to Walnut, CA she trained for and became a librarian for Christian Chapel School, where she was loved by many children as they shared adventures and counsel through the years.
God gave Vicky a faith and positive attitude (plus a little stubbornness) to carry her through many health issues including a car-pedestrian accident that left her with a severely crippled leg in her early 20’s. Her sense of humor took her through all her tough times, and she never stopped praising her Lord.
Bob’s death at the early age of 54 in 1984, was devastatingly hard to understand as there was still family to raise and years ahead. After the death of her sister Cay, she became caregiver for her ailing brother-in-law, Richard E. Ewing until his passing. But filled with the Holy Spirit’s guidance and Faith she and their four beautiful children carried on successfully.
Vicky is survived by:
Steven Lee Hansen and wife Becky of Palm Springs, California 
Marjorie Hansen Klish and husband David of Denver, Colorado 
Paul Hansen and wife Laura of San Diego, California
Tehani Lites of Dallas, Georgia
12 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren
Her heritage to loved ones are the many prayers she has prayed for their future. 

SPECIAL NOTE: It’s Mother’s wish that “in lieu” of flowers or the expense of travel to a funeral service where she will not be in attendance, please donate to your favorite charity or help someone “in need”. No matter what Mom was faced with, loving people and caring for those less fortunate was her greatest desire.

On behalf of our family, we deeply appreciate all the phone calls, cards, social media posts and utter admiration for our dear Mother. 

God Bless,

Steven, Marjorie, Paul & Tehani

Posted by Eileen McCann on January 16, 2019
Vicky was a dear Christian friend of many years. I met her in 1980 when we were neighbors in Walnut, California. I spent many happy hours at her and Bob's home, which was always so well run. It was very sad when her beloved husband died in 1982 but Vicky's strong faith in God provided her much comfort. She continued to open her home to foster children and raise her little daughter, Tehani, to become a wonderful woman. Those who knew her were most fortunate. She will be sorely missed.
Posted by Elizabeth Leiter on January 16, 2019
My name is beth I was one of vicky foster children i had been through alot of foster home's before i stop at vicky and daddy Bobs house i remember having alot of love and vicky always made sure i always felt wanted and needed vicky was a wonderful and kind person i will miss her very much i love you with all my heart untell we see each other again
Posted by Mary Walk on January 14, 2019
Because of my interest in adopting a child, I met Vicki through the adoption process around 1972.  Vicki was the foster mother, along with her husband, Bob (“daddy Bob”) of two girls I chose to adopt, Beth and Heather. We became good friends at that point. We had many experiences from beach outings to musicals to a shared faith in Jesus. She approved of my husband, David, and they became good friends as well. In fact so good, that she would often come to his defense regardless. When we lived in Orange, CA, we would often visit her and even later when we left the area, we made a point of seeing her when came back to CA in Palm Springs. It was always a joy to see her with such a positive attitude even though she was continually suffering with her health problems. During this time, she would exclaim her desire to be with Daddy Bob in Heaven. Now she is enjoying the company of Bob and walking with Jesus.
Posted by Loasa Turner on January 11, 2019
Aunt Vicky was such a special part of my life. I remember several times when all four Fair girls got together, she was the catalyst of many of their hilarious conversations. She will be greatly missed.
Posted by Carol McQuistan on January 10, 2019
Aunt Vicky entered my life early on as her first niece. She came to Oklahoma to take care of me while Mom and Dad were in summer school. I was her flower girl when she married Uncle Bob and she gave me a small doll that looked just like her. She and Grandma had made a wedding dress for the doll that looked just like hers. I still have it. Aunt Vicky has always been there for me, and we so appreciated it when she invited Dad into her home after Mom went Home, as none of us girls had a home where we could take Dad in. She was such a blessing and did so much for Dad in the years that followed. He was so loved and well-cared for under her watch. So glad Aunt Vicky is finally Home, free of pain, and with all her loved ones and the Savior she's served all her life. She's left a wonderful legacy in the children and grandchildren who continue serving the Lord.

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